Friday Morning News Roundup

Friday Morning News Roundup

The Carolina Panthers thought that they were ready to take the next step. Not!!! The New York Giants beat them early and often.

Tiger Woods is tied for the lead in the FedEx Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. It is only round one, but he and Rory have been playing some really great golf.

Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown debated last night. For reasons that are unclear to me, Scott Brown is still talking about her Indian heritage.

I’m not sure what is so confusing about the Voter ID laws. Conservatives have been telling us for years that the government has too much power and that the government is doing too much, but when comes to limiting your right to vote, they love the government to step in and make sure that you have to pay this poll tax.

From MaddowBlog:

* Libya: “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she was forming a panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials.” (Ed note: I don’t think that we are close to figuring out what happened in Libya.)

Syria: “At least 30 people, and possibly more than 100, were killed in Syria on Thursday in the northern Raqqa Province, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, according to activist groups.”

* Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) hoped to use the Senate floor schedule to get out of a debate in Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren (D). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn’t going to let that happen.

* Have racists been reduced to hanging empty chairs? Yes, they have.

Economy: “Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.”

* Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hinted the Supreme Court will probably hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act in the court’s next term.

* The farm bill needs to pass eventually. But House Republican leaders aren’t doing anything about it.

* The Justice Department Office of the Inspector General has published the definitive, 471-page report on the “Fast and Furious” controversy, based on 100,000 documents and more than 130 interviews. Will House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) finally move on to other issues? Of course not.

* Maybe Fox doesn’t get Talk Like A Pirate day.

* And in case you get any angry emails from strange relatives, Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” is not being released. Now you know.

2 Responses

  1. Brown wants to portray Warren as an “affirmative action baby” who couldn’t have gotten a teaching slot at Harvard without “special privileges” (sound familiar?).  What’s really offensive is his refrain “look at her,” stating that she is obviously not a “person of color.”  I’ve seen redheads and blue-eyed people at Virginia native events, who are enrolled members of the tribe through their mothers.  Matrilineal tribes like Cherokees and Algonquins often intermarried with whites, making them part of the clan.  For Brown to suggest that tribal membership doesn’t apply for folks “lighter than a paper bag” is the worst kind of racism.

  2. All I know is during the worst of racism, if you had a drop of Black blood you were considered Black. It didn’t matter what you looked like. Scott Brown is losing the conversation and the debate. He can’t debate Professor Warren on the economy. So, let’s play the race card. Very sad. 

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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